Bella Vista Motel Lake Wanaka
Bella Vista Motel Lake Wanaka

6 Best Motels in Wanaka

© Bella Vista Motel Lake Wanaka

Motel Accommodation in Wanaka

Visiting Wanaka on a budget? Looking for good value accommodation in Wanaka with self-catering facilities and ultimate privacy? We’ve compiled some of our top picks of motels in Wanaka to see you through. Whether you’re on a family ski holiday, a romantic weekend away or a solo travelling around New Zealand, we’ve found some amazing Wanaka motels to suit. Alternatively, take a look at similar accommodation in 10 Best Lodges in Wanaka and10 Best Budget Accommodation in Wanaka.

While you’re here, don’t miss our 10 Wanaka Must-Dos.

1. Aspiring Lodge Motel

Enjoy the convenience of staying in the heart of Wanaka while having access to self-catering facilities at the Aspiring Lodge Motel. The motel boasts attractive and reasonably spacious wood-lined rooms in the form of studios for couples and units for groups and families. Most rooms have cooking facilities including a microwave, fridge, toaster and shrub shower, yet you’re only a short stroll away from Wanaka’s top eateries. Each room gets sunshine to either enjoy from your private balcony or courtyard.

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Aspiring Lodge Motel© Aspiring Lodge Motel

2. Alpine Motel

This budget and family-friendly motel is just a short walk from Wanaka town. The motel features Studios for three guests up to Two-Bedroom King Apartments for six. Each accommodation has its own kitchen facilities, as well as free WiFi, Sky TV, on-site parking and a handy checkout time of 11am. The Wanaka motel also has fabulous features for families, including a children’s playground and trampoline. See more motels like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Wanaka.

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Alpine Motel© Alpine Motel

3. Wanaka TOP 10 Holiday Park

Find a range of budget accommodation just outside of Wanaka at the Wanaka TOP 10 Holiday Park. The holiday park offers campervan and camping sites, as well as self-contained one to three-bedroom motel units and a holiday house for larger groups. The holiday park boasts a range of facilities for convenience and enjoyment including a spa and sauna room, bike hire, a courtesy car to take you into town, barbecue areas, a drying room and communal kitchen facilities. The Wanaka TOP 10 Holiday Park is 2km (1.2 miles) from town, taking about 20 minutes to walk there.

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© Wanaka TOP 10 Holiday Park

4. Wanaka View Motel

Located by the picturesque Pembroke Park and just 200m from the town centre, Wanaka View Motel makes a stay in Wanaka all too easy! The motel has modern self-contained chalets, free bike hire, laundry facilities, free WiFi, Smart TVs, drying room and on-site parking. The best options for families and groups include the Two-Bedroom Chalet sleeping up to four guests or the Three-Bedroom Lake View Chalet for up to six. The Studio Room provides a simple, affordable yet well-appointed stay for couples or choose the One-Bedroom Lake View Chalet with gorgeous views.

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Wanaka View Motel© Wanaka View Motel

5. Bella Vista Motel Lake Wanaka

Families, couples and friends have a wide choice of motel units at the Bella Vista Motel Lake Wanaka. Most units have separate bedrooms, kitchen, ensuite bathroom and mountain views. For larger groups, interconnecting rooms are available. The motel also offers a continental breakfast on request, as well as useful facilities such as free WIFi, laundry and a ski drying room. Evening meals are also available.

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Bella Vista Motel Lake Wanaka© Bella Vista Motel Lake Wanaka

6. Fairway Motel & Apartments

Everyone is catered to at the Fairway Motel & Apartments thanks to their range of studios, family units and two-bedroom apartments. In the warmer months, you can make use of the swimming pool and barbecue area, while a skiing drying room is available in winter. The Honeymoon Spa Unit is a real treat for couples, while the specially-designed disabled access unit is a useful addition. See more accommodation like this in 7 Best Romantic Accommodation in Wanaka.

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Fairway Motel & Apartments© Fairway Motel & Apartments


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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